May 12, 2014

Looking Back at Playhouse Square in History

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The Stillman Theatre
PHOTO COURTESTY OF WELDON CARPENTER
The Stillman Theatre
"Jacque Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris," the play that helped galvanize the revival of Playhouse Square.
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"Jacque Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris," the play that helped galvanize the revival of Playhouse Square.
Prospect Theatre, 1919
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Prospect Theatre, 1919
A theater within the Hippodrome. Weldon Carpenter found a lost roll of film in the 1970s, which he did not develop until the 2000s. This photo was on that roll.
PHOTO COURTESTY OF WELDON CARPENTER
A theater within the Hippodrome. Weldon Carpenter found a lost roll of film in the 1970s, which he did not develop until the 2000s. This photo was on that roll.
Ornate furnishings at one of Playhouse Square's theaters.
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Ornate furnishings at one of Playhouse Square's theaters.
The Hippodrome
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The Hippodrome
Playhouse Square during construction of the Allen Theatre, 1921
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Playhouse Square during construction of the Allen Theatre, 1921
Playhouse Square in the early 20th century.
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Playhouse Square in the early 20th century.
The lobby of the Ohio Theatre, 1921.
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The lobby of the Ohio Theatre, 1921.
The marquee at the Allen.
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The marquee at the Allen.